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The British designer has announced the launch of a collection of biodegradable leather bags after two years of research and development.
According to the brand, the leather was created through a fully traceable chain of suppliers which includes Swedish cattle farms, a German tannery and leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia, Spain.
The leather is reportedly tanned without chrome and finished with liquid silk. The finished bag is “hardware-free”, unlined and stitched together with biodegradable cotton. It’s hand-coated with a wax made from natural oils, and will need regular maintenance to remain in good quality.
Hindmarch said: “We want this [bag] to last forever and it should last forever if you look after it. The point is that if this ever did end up in landfill, it would break down... [but] if you did actively want to compost it, I’d rather you sold on eBay, or gave it someone else.”
Source: Business of Fashion